For about 40 percent of the world’s population, “going to the bathroom” is often done outdoors in unhealthy conditions. Most people don’t think about human waste much past the moment their toilet flushes each time, there exists infrastructure that transports waste to separate locations for processing in plants. This large-scale process costs money that most developing countries don’t have.
University of Florida researchers have built portable wastewater treatment system called the NEWgenerator. The NEWgenerator is a resource recovery machine that harvests nutrient fertilizers, renewable energy, and clean water from human or food wastes. The machine achieves a high level of waste treatment through the use of state-of-the-art anaerobic membrane bioreactor (AnMBR) technology. Extensive pathogen destruction is achieved to ensure safe sanitation.
The NEWgenerator is built inside a shipping container, making it compact and easy to transport. There are solar panels on the top of the container that provide…
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